NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 25 – President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto have called for unity as Kenyans celebrate Christmas Day.
On his part, President Kenyatta urged Kenyans to use the season well and forget their differences by upholding love, peace and unity.
In his Christmas message, the President says this day should bring all people together more so now that the country is sharply divided along political divides ahead of next year’s general elections.
“Often, what we see as our differences are only expressions of problems that can be resolved through a commitment to good will, love , peace and unity,” reads the President’s message.
He called on everyone to recommit to the healing and uplifting of the nation… “and I ask you to resolve to be your brother’s keeper in 2017.”
Deputy President Ruto asked Kenyans to share whatever their have with the needy as they spread the Love of Christ.
“We should always pray and put God first in everything we do. It’s a time to spread Christmas cheer to our neighbours, friends and family,” he said.
“Let us reflect on His good deeds in our lives and remember to give and extend a helping hand to the less fortunate in society.”